Saturday, January 1, 2000

THE APPRECIATION LIST

...I found that there are too many people out there that I want to thank to, and decided to setup this page to express my gratitude towards their help, care, kindness, love and friendship rendered throughout the on the road journey...

Feb 09

Thanks Keigo for RM50 and accommodating me in KL. Again also for Ms Chu and Ms Wong for 2 nights accommodations.

Thankful that 90days China visa was easily obtained.

Thanks Kathy for New Zealand LP and ZM for China guidebook. Still awaiting for NZ visa to be approved.

Thanks to Beckam Chai, William and Lilian for visiting. It was a fun 2 days, hope I am not a too bad tour leader.

Thanks Mr. and Mrs Loh in Kaki Bukit, my host 9 years ago when I went for xiaxiang projects. I met them in the morning of 23rd Feb and had a good chat. They pay for our (me and Mimi) breakfasts and drove us to train station at Padang Besar, what a kind family :)

Dec 08

Thanks Jeneveive for hosting me in Union, Antique. The dinner is especially good and I hope you found a job in Egypt very soon.

Thanks Juds and Yen again for accommodating me and driving me around in Manila, not forgetting the crazy VTers, I shared some unforgetable moment with all of you

Thanks chuog for your RM50, I will make sure it is used in a right place. And you shall give me your address as you deserve post card when I am again on the road.

On the last day of 2008, thanks GOD for always stay beside me.

Nov 08

Thanks to ShuFen and XiaoXia who make an effort to invite me to stay over at their house and sending me off to LCCT early 5th Nov morning.

Thanks to HuiMian for accommodating me at Discovery Suite, Ortigas in Manila for 3 nights. I am sorry that I mistaken it as an invitation instead of notification and willingly volunteer myself to stay over, I hope not much inconvenience caused but great thanks though.

Thanks to JUDS and her family members in Tabaco for hosting me for 5 days 4 nights! and also in Quezon City, Manila for 2 days 2 nights.

Thanks to VT-er JUDS, Yen, Cess and Monina for always try to over flood me with tonnes of information and so keen in helping me to plan out the trip.

Thanks to David for we were able to travel and trek together at Batad and Bangaan. It will be less fun if I were to do that alone.

Thanks to Lyna and Stephanie for the invitation to Bay-Yo, the warmth of the villagers and the sharing of culture.

Oct 08

Thanks to Thanaphat who made my volunteery experience an unexpected and unforgetable one. I hope you find my bicycle useful.

Thanks Mama for keep sending me and picking me up from the ferry terminal.

Thanks to Yuki who we eventually met after 10 years after graduated from sec school and proved that everything stays the same except I am tanned and speak softer than last time..


Sep 08

Thanks to Mr. Jojo and his wife for inviting me over to their house and spend sometime with the students.

Thanks to Mr. 有福 and other great people at Namhsan who show care and friendship.

Thanks to Sandra and Cho Cho for hosting me for 3 days and 2 nights at Yangon :) We had great time together!

Thanks MiMi for the meet up! It is always so enjoyable to meetup with u ;)

Thanks to Ice and Fern for a movie sharing over a nice Sunday afternoon, including sharing of opinion towards the sex industry in Thailand. Thanks Ice for his tolerance towards my emotion fluctuation everytime we met ^_^


Aug 08

Thanks to Mama for the sponsor of air ticket to Yangon, the camera filter, the support and love.

Thanks to Khaing for showing me around Yangon city, for the insight of local's life, and of course, the lunch.

Thanks to Tinwin and Winnie for the accompanion to the Shwedagon and a cup of tea over teabreak.

Jul 08

Thanks to Tze Siong and LuLu for the headlights although I havent had a chance to use it yet..

Thanks to WilliamSoh for the note book, it serves me well and only left half available for writing.

Thanks to ZhuSha, ManWai, Cherry and Thila for the backpacks. I have left it at home after came back from Myanmar and Thailand. The appearance of the backpack already proved that it travelled!

** let me know if I have left u out!**

THE TRAIL...

Trail...

08/05/08 Penang - 08/06 Bangkok - 08/13 Yangon - 08/27 Bagan - 08/29 Inle - 09/01 Kalaw - 09/03 Mandalay(transit) - 09/03 Pyin Oo Lwin - 09/04 Hsipaw - 09/05 Namhsan - 09/07 Hsipaw - 09/11 Mandalay (transit) - 09/12 Yangon - 09/15 Bangkok - 09/18 ChiangMai - 09/21 Pai - 09/27 Bangkok - 10/01 Ranong - 10/11 Penang - 10/20 Ranong - 10/23 Penang - 10/31 Genting - 11/01 KL - 11/05 Clark (transit) - 11/05 Manila - 11/10 Legazpi (Tabaco) - 11/15 Manila - 11/16 Banaue - 11/17 Batad - 11/18 Banaue - 11/19 Sagada - 11/23 Bontoc (transit)- Bayyo - 11/24 Bontoc - Baguio - 11/25 Vigan - Paoay - Vigan - 11/26 Manila 11/29 - Batangas (transit) - 11/30 Sablayan - 12/01 San Jose - 12/02 Coron - 12/04 San Jose - 12/06 Libertad - 12/07 IloIlo - 12/08 Cebu (transit) - Bohol - 12/11 Manila - 12/16 KL - 12/17 Penang - 01/29/09 KL - 01/31 Melaka - 02/01 KL - 02/04 Penang - 02/22 Kaki Bukit - 02/24 Bangkok (transit) - 02/25 Ubon Ratchathani - Pakse - Champasak - 02/27 Don Det - 03/01 Pakse (transit) - 03/02 Vientiane - 03/05 Phonsavan - 03/05 Luang Prabang - 03/10 勐腊 - 03/11 景洪 - 03/14 元江 - 03/15 那诺 - 03/16 元江(路过)- 玉溪(路过)- 03/17 大理 - 03/21 丽江 - 03/24 香格里拉 - 03/26 飞来寺 - 03/27 西当温泉 - 03/28 雨崩 - 03/30 飞来寺 - 04/01 香格里拉 - 04/03 乡城 - 04/05 理塘 - 04/09 康定 - 04/11 成都 - 04/17 都江堰 - 04/18 丹巴 - 04/22 甘孜 - 04/24 马尼干戈 - 04/25 新路海 - 04/26 德格 - 04/29 江达 - 04/30 昌都 - 05/03 察雅 - 帮达 - 然乌 - 波密扎木镇 - 05/04 通麦 - 八一(林芝) - 鲁郎 - 工布江达 - 墨竹工卡 - 达孜 - 拉萨 - 05/12 羊八井 - 05/13 当雄 - 那曲 - 05/15 拉萨 - 05/16 山南 - 05/17 江孜 - 日喀则 - 05/18 拉萨 - 05/21 西宁 - 05/24 兰州 - 05/25 天水 - 05/30 西安 - 06/04 太原 - 北京 - 06/17 呼和浩特 - 06/19 银川 - 06/25 张掖 - 06/26 敦煌 - 07/01 乌鲁木齐 - 07/09 库尔勒 - 07/12 库车 - 07/14 阿克苏(路过)- 和田 - 07/16 叶城 - 喀什 (Kashgar) - 07/22 塔县 (Tashkurgan) -07/23 Sust (transit) - Gilgit - 07/27 Karimabad - 08/05 Passu - 08/08 Gilgit - 08/10 Islamabad - 08/12 Lahore - 08/18 Hyderabad - Karachi - 08/20 Thatta - Karachi - 08/23 Larkana - 08/24 Moenjodaro - Larkana - 08/25 Sukkur(transit) - Sudiqabad(transit) - Bahawalpur(transit) - 08/26 Rawalpindi - 08/28 Peshawar - 09/02 Chitral - 09/04 Rumbur - 09/06 Birir - 09/07 Chitral - 09/08 Mastuj - 09/09 Gilgit - 09/10 Karimabad - 09/18 Gilgit - 09/26 Rawalpindi - 10/02 Quetta - 10/04 Zahedan - 10/06 Kerman - Yazd - 10/10 Shiraz - 10/14 Esfahan - 10/17 Kashan - 10/19 Qom - 10/20 Tehran - 10/31 Mashhad - 11/02 Herat - 11/05 Kabul - 11/10 Mashhad - 11/14 Tehran - 11/17 Urmıa - 11/21 Maku - 11/22 Van - 11/27 Diyarbakır - Mardin - 11/29 Şanliurfa - 12/02 Akcakale - Aleppo - 12/09 Qalat Jaabar - 12/10 Deir Azzure - Palmyra - 12/11 Adra - 12/12 Malulla - Mar Musa - 12/13 Damascus - 12/19 Qalat Marqab - 12/20 Maarat Al Numan - 12/21 Hama - 12/22 Aleppo - 12/24 Deir Mar Musa - 01/03/10 Damascus - 01/06 Beirut - 01/08 Sidon - Sarba 01/10 Tyre (Sour) - 01/11 Deir Al-Qamar 01/12 Beitedine - Deir Al-Qamar - 01/13 Beirut - 01/16 Bcharre - Cedar - Beirut - 01/17 Zahle - Baalbek 01/18 Damascus - 02/02 Mar Musa - 02/23 Damascus - 02/24 Amman - 03/03 Madaba - 03/04 Dead Sea - Karak - Wadi Bin Hammad - 03/05 Petra - 03/09 Aqaba - Nuweiba - Dahab - 3/12 Cairo - 3/17 Suez - Ismailli - Port Said - 03/19 Alexandria - 03/21 Siwa - 03/24 Cairo - 04/03 Aswan - 04/04 Abu Simbel - Aswan - 04/07 Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor - 04/11 Cairo - 04/19 Saqqara - Al Fayyoum - Shakshouk - 04/20 Al Minya - Asyut - Sohag - 04/21 Al Balyana - Abydos - 04/22 Cairo - 04/23 Alexandria - 04/29 Dahab - 04/30 - Sharm el Sheikh 05/01 Manchester - London - 05/10 Leeds - 05/11 York - Leeds - 05/12 Edinburgh - 05/17 Leeds - 05/19 Cardiff - 05/22 London - 05/26 Dover - Dunkirk - Gent 05/28 Brussel - Rotterdam - 05/29 Amsterdam - 05/31 Bochum - 06/03 Vaihingen/ENZ - 06/06 Stuttgart - Geislingen (Steige) - 06/07 Ulm - Augsburg - 06/08 Munich - 06/10 Salzburg - 06/14 Burghausen - 06/15 Passau - Prague - 06/19 Dresden - 06/21 Berlin - 06/26 Poznan - 06/27 Warszawa (Warsaw) - 07/01 Vilnius - 07/04 Riga - Ogre - 07/05 Inculkans - Sigulda - Turaida - Saulkrasti - 07/06 Tallinn - 07/07 Helsinki - 07/09 Jyväskylä - 07/11 Saari Kämä - 07/14 Rovaniemi - Sodankyla - 07/15 Ivalo - Skaidi - Alta - 07/16 Talvik - Skibotn - 07/17 Tromsø - Nordjosbotn - 07/18 Bjerkvik - Narvik - 07/19 Fauske - 07/20 Mo i Rana - Levanger - Trondheim - 07/22 Røros - 07/23 Oslo - 07/24 Eidjord - Nordheisund - 07/25 Bergen - 07/26 Stavanger - 07/28 Kristiansund - 07/29 Oslo - 08/01 Blystadlia - 08/02 Warsaw - 08/04 Krakow - 08/08 Poprad (Hugh Tatra) - 08/10 Wien (Vienna) - 13/08 Budapest - 19/08 Zagreb - 20/08 Split - 22/08 Vis - 27/08 Mostar - 08/29 Sarajevo - 08/31 Southern BiH at Ivona camp - 09/01 Podgorica - Outside Schkodar - 09/02 Tirana - 09/03 Pogradec - 04/09 Ohrid - 13/09 Kicevo - Pateec - 14/09 Ohrid - 16/09 Bitola - 09/17 Traskavec Monastery - 18/09 Plovdiv -20/09 Istanbul - 09/25 Kathmandu - 09/28 Bandipur - 10/01 Pokhara - Begnas Tal - 10/04 Pokhara - 10/08 World Peach Pagoda - 10/09 Pokhara - 10/11 Butwal - 10/12 Lumbini - 10/14 Kathmandu - 10/21 Sunauli - Gorakhpur - 10/22 Varanasi - 10/26 Sarnath - 10/28 Agra - 10/30 Jaipur - 11/07 Pune -11/11 Aurangabad - 11/12 Ellora - Aurangabad - 11/13 Ajanta - Aurangabad 11/14 Mumbai - 11/22 Gokarna - 11/25 Ankola - Hubli - Hospet - 11/26 Hampi - 12/02 Candolim - 12/10 Kochi - 12/13 Allepey - 12/16 Amritapuri - 12/19 Varkala - 12/21 Mangalore - Hassan - Belur - Hassan - 12/22 Halebid - Hassan - Mysore - 24/12 Bangalore - 27/12 Hyderabad - 30/12 Tirupati - Tirumala - Tirupati - Chennai - 01/03/11 Pondicherry - Mahabalipuram - 01/05 Thanjavur - 01/06 Madurai - 01/07 Kodaikanal - 01/10 Madurai - 01/13 Kanyakumari - 01/15 Tirunelvelli - Madurai 01/18 Thanjavur - 01/24 Trichy - 01/25 KL - 01/28 Penang